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Do not touch any military debris. It may explode and kill you. [Apr. 18th, 2016|08:54 pm]
Unexpected, sudden, day off. I went to West Ham and then I went further.

At this point I should apologise for treading all over killsurfcity's parish without prior.

I got off at the end of the line. I bought an Aero in a newsagent's.

It was quiet; there were people and dogs, but they were silent.

There was a snack van, and its generator began chopping off the quiet. Then an emergency telephone started ringing - all by itself: yellow on a post and no-one to answer it but me. No, I didn't.

At first I could not make out the fort towers at Shivering Sands. Then I could. Not there... not there... There, right there!

Two low dark vehicles were moving fast across the sand, at once ridiculous and sinister, like something out of Quatermass. As I got my camera onto the front runner the passenger turned my way, head bulged out by ear defenders, properly eyeballing me. Moody.

I'm told they were looking at shell fragments, like you do on a beach.


[User Picture]From: killsurfcity
2016-12-16 10:27 pm (UTC)
well! here was i thinking i'd been forgotten about (probably have been, now).

who in there right mind goes to west ham and then keeps on going? (done gunners park?)

prior next time you jaunt down this way, please. i dare you.
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[User Picture]From: metrocentric
2016-12-17 07:57 pm (UTC)
Mate, I posted this masses ago! So much has happened since then.

Every morning I go down the steps at Stepney Green, I think about going right-not-left and catching the train out east and then some. That time I did.

I did the littoral boundary of Gunners Park en route to Southend. But not the interior. I remember dogs and geezers and a body of inland water.

What other attractions would you recommend in the vicinity? I may well go down again, maybe get there the Rochford way.

Anyway, good to see you are still kicking. Post more film-proper-photos please, thanks. Words also, if you have them.
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